Pixelate Part of a Photo

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Oct 152013
Pixelate Part of a Photo

There are times when you might want to obscure part of a photo. One quick and easy way to do this is to use the Pixelate filter in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Here are two videos (one using Photoshop CS5 and one using Photoshop Elements 10) that will show you how to do this in about a minute. Photoshop CS5 If you can’t see the embedded video, go here to see it on YouTube. Photoshop Elements 10 If you can’t see the embedded video, go here to see [continue reading]

Feb 112013
Sharpen A Photo Using The High Pass Filter

I have two young children who are constantly in motion so often it is hard for me to get a good photo that is in perfect focus. Often, I capture a great picture but it is a little bit soft or blurry. One very easy way to sharpen a photo is to use the high pass filter in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. The effect is subtle but your eyes will love it! The following is a video on how to use the high pass filter to sharpen a [continue reading]

Dec 182012
{ PSE Tutorial } Size Photo For An Ornament or Small Frame

One of our holiday traditions is to send our family an ornament with a photo of our kids. I purchased this year’s ornament from Michaels. I love that it is so simple and has the year so prominently displayed. The packaging says the frame is 2 inches by 2 inches but that was not the case. Precise measurements of the frame are necessary to fit the photo into the frame. I turned the ornament over and took the backing out to measure the size of the photo that [continue reading]

Oct 182012
{ Tutorial } Rotation Options In Photoshop Elements 10

When I first started digital scrapbooking I was confused by all the rotation options that were available to me in Photoshop Elements. In this video tutorial I demonstrate the rotation options in Photoshop Elements 10. If you cannot see the embedded tutorial, you can view it on YouTube. This is a screenshot taken from the tutorial. Download the file that I used in the tutorial to practice here. You can find all my Photoshop and Photoshop Elements tutorials on my tutorials page. Enjoy!   Pin It

Aug 022012
Photoshop Elements 10: Create Title From Patterned Paper

A tutorial on how to create a title using patterned paper was requested on my Facebook page. This video shows how to create the title and outline it with color. The paper I used for this tutorial came from my Crafty Kids Kit. If you can’t see the embedded video, you can view it on YouTube. This is the result of the video. Enjoy! Pin It

Jul 302012
Photoshop And Photoshop Elements Tutorial Roundup

I love to promote digital scrapbooking. One of my favorite ways to do that is to create tutorials that I post her on my blog. I sometimes get requests from people for tutorials and I forget which ones I have already done. Below is a roundup of all the photoshop and photoshop elements tutorials on my blog to date. An * denotes the post contains a video tutorial. You can check out all my video tutorials on my YouTube channel. Photoshop Elements Use a PNG frame * Blur [continue reading]

Jun 182012
Photoshop Elements 10: How To Use A PNG Frame

One element that is usually found in a digital scrapbook kit is a png frame. A png frame is a frame with transparent pixels inside. I like to use photo masks for all my photos because it makes it easier to re-size and rotate my photos. Making a photo mask for a PNG frame that is square or retangular is easily done with the rectangular shape tool. But what about more complex PNG frames? I describe the method to create a photo mask for a PNG frame using [continue reading]

May 162012
Photoshop Elements 10: Blur Photo Background

One effect that I use to add some punch to my photos is to blur the background to give my subject more focus. I often use this method on photos that have a busy background like this one. The before photo on the right has a busy background. The after photo still has the same busy background but the background is blurred so the subjects pop in the photo. The process to create this effect is simple and consists of just a few easy steps involving a selection [continue reading]

Apr 042012
Photoshop Elements 10: How To Crop For Printing Video Tutorial

I sat next to my friend Marilyn at a recent crop. Marilyn is new to digital scrapbooking and she asked me a few questions during the crop. Two of those questions spawned ideas for new tutorials and this is one of them. Marilyn wanted to know how to crop a two page layout spread into two one page layouts for printing. This video shows you how to use the settings on the crop tool to get the perfect layouts to print. If you can’t see the embedded video, [continue reading]

Feb 272012
2 Ways To Convert A Color Photo to Black And White In Photoshop Elements

One simple way to make a photo pop in a layout is to convert the photo from color to black and white. In the layout on the right my eye is immediately drawn to the black and white photo. Here are 2 easy ways ways to create this effect in Photoshop Elements 10. 1. Convert To Black And White Menu Option This menu option is a destructive change. The change is made to the actual photo layer. – Select the layer of the photo you want to change. [continue reading]

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